As parents, it’s our responsibility for the well-being of our children. The importance of our children’s feet is often overlooked as they are developing into young adults. Many of the troubles we have as adults, such as back pain and arthritis, can often be prevented or delayed with the use of custom orthotics.
Your child’s need for orthotic therapy to improve foot and leg function should be determined after a complete biomechanical evaluation and gait analysis. If our Chiropodist believes custom orthotic therapy is the right choice for your children, a cast impression would be taken of both feet. Custom foot orthotics are fitted to your child’s footwear and help their feet perform efficiently. Controlling abnormal foot function and accommodating any developmental anomalies will allow your child’s feet to develop in a more optimal position.
My child has flat feet. Will they grow out of it?
Your child will go through stages of being flat footed, knock kneed and being bow legged. This can be normal depending on what stage of development they are at. If you notice that your child’s foot problem is beyond the normal range for their development or if there is a strong family history of being poor biomechanics, orthotics may be prescribed to correct the problem and promote healthier development.
Ask about our Child Outgrowth Program for Children's orthotics!
What happens if my child outgrows their orthotics?
Your child’s orthotics are generally okay for a change of 1.5 to 2 shoe sizes. Your child may experience a growth spurt and may find that the orthotics feel uncomfortable. It’s likely that they have outgrown their orthotics. At the Mount Joy Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre, children 16 years of age and under have the option of enrolling into a no-fee outgrowth program that significantly reduces the cost to replace orthotics that have become too small.
Envisic Veriscan Podiatric 3D Scanner. Fast, accurate, effective.
Mount Joy Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre uses advanced 3D laser casting for custom orthotics. Envisic Veriscan 3D Podiatric scanner allows for a quick, accurate and environmentally friendly option of casting your feet in as little as 7 seconds. Using red line-laser 3D-imaging techniques, the Veriscan podiatric scanner is connected to our lab servers and orders are sent the same day. This means you get your orthotics back sooner and your back on your feet faster.
Just in case you're wondering, Mount Joy Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre still provides traditional plaster of Paris casting at your request.
Give our office a call at 905-209-8000 or book an appointment through our online portal to get your child's feet examined today.